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Course: 5th grade (2018 edition)>Unit 6

Lesson 1: Intro to the coordinate plane

Coordinate plane: graphing points

The video is all about understanding the basics of the coordinate plane. It explains how to plot points using ordered pairs, with the first number indicating the horizontal (x-axis) movement and the second number showing the vertical (y-axis) movement. Created by Sal Khan.

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• What is a plot?
• A plot would be the 2 points you need to graph. He plotted (8, 10) and (6, 10) So he had two plots to graph.
• does x always come before y??
• Yes, just like in the alphabet x always comes first, then y, then z if you are making a 3d model.
• In the ordered pair, does x always come before the y?
• In Algebra you'll learn that when you solve an expression or equation the variables in your answer should be in alphabetical order, so when doing coordinates just relate to this tip.
Hope this helps you a lot! :)
• how can i remember the "y" and the ''x'' side ... its to hard for my to remember
• Try this, think of "x" as the ground that you are standing on and "y" tells you if you are going up to the sky or falling in a hole. So "x" is straight across and "y" goes up and down. Like saying "Why am I Flying?" OR "Why did I fall in the hole?". Hope this helps. So when you see something like (6,8) you start on the ground (6) and then you fly up into the sky (8).
• what does it mean when it says not graphed
• ok it is final I have no idea anymore can someone please help me out I had the hang of it at first but then I just lost all of it. It is now confusing me